färdighet, skicklighet, vana och erfarenhet

= Rutiner. Ett ganska tråkigt ord för de flesta, men för en trafikinspektör är det ljuv musik!

Körprovet kretsar kring rutiner. Rättare sagt så kretsar bilkörning kring rutiner (detta gäller förstås oavsett vilken typ av fordon du framför!). Wiktionary definierar rutiner på detta sätt: färdighet, skicklighet, vana, erfarenhet. Utan färdighet, skicklighet, vana och erfarenhet står du dig slätt i trafiken. Trafikinspektörens jobb är att se om du har tillräckligt av detta i din körning, för att på egen hand få träna vidare med ett eget körkort i handen.

Du som vill ha körkort snabbt måste förstå att det inte är möjligt att skaffa rutinerna du behöver på en alltför kort tid. Färdighet, skicklighet, vana och erfarenhet får du bara genom att om och om igen utsätta dig för de olika moment som förekommer i bilkörning. Det finns ingen genväg!

En rutin bygger du upp när du alltid gör på samma sätt. Om du alltid ser till att hålla dig inom given hastighetsgräns, så får du en rutin på detta. Avsökningsrutinen byggs in i dig när du i alla lägen söker av din omgivning – även om det verkar som att det för stunden inte är nödvändigt. Om du bara ska kika i döda vinkeln när det behövs, så kommer du att glömma det när det verkligen gäller. Skapa rutinen att alltid kolla döda vinkeln innan en sidoförflyttning – oavsett om du verkar vara ensam på vägen. Då kommer denna rutin att hjälpa både dig och dina medtrafikanter genom hela ditt liv som körkortsinnehavare och bilförare.

Slarva inte med grunderna!

Om du ska bygga ett hus så kan du inte bygga det direkt på marken. Du måste ha en grund färdig innan du kan börja bygga. Om inte så kommer huset snart att börja falla isär. På samma sätt fungerar det med din bilkörning. Fuska inte med grunden. Det kommer förr eller senare att visa om du grundat ordentligt. Varför ta risken att misslyckas bara för att du är otålig?

Här kommer några inlägg som handlar om just rutiner.

Avsökningsrutiner – PlaneringKompetensområdenVanligaste missarna

 

 

 

The Swedish Driving Test part II

When  the day and time of your driving test arrives, you’ll meet the driving inspector/trafikinspektören in the lobby of Trafikverkets Förarprov. When you are introduced to each other the driving inspector  needs to see your identification. Your ID needs to be valid. If you can’t show a valid ID you will be denied the opportunity to prove your driving skills. So, make sure that everything that has to do with your identification card is in order. Even If you’ve taken the driving test before you’ll need to show your ID again. You will also be asked to confirm, with your signature, that you don’t have another drivers licence within the EEC (European Economic Community).

Another important thing to remember is to be there on time. If you’re 5 to 10 minutes late there is a serious risk that your driving test will be cancelled and you´ll be sent away without being able to drive. You´ll still have to pay the fee though!

After this procedure the two of you will walk out to the car. You’ll either have a car with you, maybe from your driving school, or you’ll be driving Trafikverkets car. Once you arrive at the car you’ll be asked to sit in the driving seat and to begin adjusting your driving position. When you’re ready, the driving inspector will take you through the driving test, explaining how it will be done and you will be asked to perform a security check (brakes, steering, engine fluids, etc.). Every driving inspector  has their own way of doing things so the procedure may vary in some regards.

The driving inspector  will tell you where to drive, if to turn left or right in intersections, to take the first, second or third exit in a roundabout. In Sweden we use left for the third exit, right for the first and straight ahead for the second. If he or she doesn’t give you any specific instructions of where to go, just plan to drive straight ahead. You may also be given instructions to follow road signs/directions towards various places like a city nearby, the E4 or Centrum (town centre). During the driving test the driving instructor will give you certain tasks such as; parking the car, backing up/ reversing around a corner, etc. or turning the car around to go in the opposite direction. If you forget or if you don’t understand the information given by the driving instructor, always feel free to ask.

Your driving doesn’t have to be perfect, but it has to be good enough, meaning that there can’t be any major mistakes or mistakes that occur repeatedly during your driving. Immediately after the driving test you’ll be given the result and if you should by any chance have failed your test, you’ll get feedback from the driving inspector so that you know what to practice on  before trying again.

The swedish driving test part I

Between 2008 and 2015 i worked as a trafikinspektör at Trafikverket. From the experience I gained via my former profession I’m writing about the körprov. Up til now I’ve been writing in swedish but from now on I’ll be writing some posts in English as well.

The trafikinspektör is the person sitting besides you during your driving test. He or she is educated and very experienced with trafic. You can relax in his or her company. The job of the trafikinspektör is to judge wether or not your capable enough to of be a part of the swedish traffic system. You’ll be driving with the trafikinspektör beside you, during the driving test, for just about 35 minutes and meanwhile you’re driving he or she will watch and weigh your driving and give you the result when you’re back at Trafikverket again.

Many persons that have a drivers license from another country asume that they’ll allmost automatically will be able to drive in Sweden. That’s a big mistake. I’ve been sitting next to many persons that asure me that they know how to drive because they have so and so many years of driving experience from their home land. But when we eventually end up in traffic they show allmost nothing of their skills. Why is that? I cannot know for sure but I believe it has got to do with the way we do things in Sweden. Here we want things to function in a specific way. A way they’re not used to. And then they’ll have to re-learn and to adjust their driving to fit the swedish standards and that is sometimes difficult. Individuals with great driving skills (technical) have to take the driving test several times before they learn how to drive according to swedish traffic laws and to the swedish behavioral system. So, don’t take driving for granted but instead prepare yourself so that when it is time for your driving test you’ll be ready for it.